At St. Anne’s, we view technology as a powerful and useful tool, as well as an area for the development of vital lifelong skills. Students and teachers are encouraged and empowered to use technology whenever and wherever it enhances instruction, learning, or communication. Adequate resources abound on our campus. Many of our classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards/projectors and interactive panels; laptops for grades 3-8 and iPads for grades K-2 are provided to our students on a 1:1 basis; both the middle school and lower school divisions have access to technology labs; and a dedicated technology staff is available to assist students and teachers at all times.
Today’s students also need proper technology training for the digital world they must navigate. Consequently, our comprehensive, K-8 technology curriculum addresses not only age-appropriate software and programming skills but also guidance and education about healthy, safe digital citizenship. Faculty and staff also receive ongoing, regular training on best practices for using technology to improve instruction and learning, and technology is actively integrated into the core curriculum to solidify connections.
We also believe firmly in balance. As a result, if you wander through our classrooms on any given day, you will see a variety of activities underway, such as hands-on projects, group discussion and problem solving, and oral presentations. Some of these activities involve work with technology, and others will entail a simple conversation or messy hands.